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O Really wrote:
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#13 North Carolina > #5 Texas AM (favored by 6 7.5). 8:00 PM ET ESPN.
I heard pundits talking about how many UNC players are missing, but I haven't bothered looking it up. Oh well.
It's probably true. They don't usually have to make up an excuse to fold in the big ones.
:lol: To be fair, idk whether UNC players and coaches are whining about the absences.
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#23 North Carolina State > Kentucky (favored by 3 2.5). 12:00 PM ET ESPN.
Idk why Kentucky (4-6) is favored over North Carolina State (8-3).
Vegas was very close, the announcers did mention NC State depletions. North Carolina State 21, Kentucky 23 :thumbdown: , but Kentucky bettors got screwed :thumbup: .

Alabama is favored by 8 over Ohio State :( . That's very close to what Clemson was favored over Ohio State :thumbup: .
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O Really wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:25 am
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Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:23 am

#13 North Carolina > #5 Texas AM (favored by 6 7.5). 8:00 PM ET ESPN.
I heard pundits talking about how many UNC players are missing, but I haven't bothered looking it up. Oh well.
It's probably true. They don't usually have to make up an excuse to fold in the big ones.
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We announced immediately after our last game that the bowl was voluntary and would not reflect on the player next year.

Some of the first string that missed:
Top receiver and fastest man in football - the Schwartz
Tank - our top runner
defensive back Christian Tutt
linebacker K.J. Britt
Defensive back Devan Barrett
Roger McCreary has 45 tackles, seven TFLs, six pass breakups and three picks.

Northwestern may have had an equal group out. idk, but damn, best receiver, runner and 3 key players off defense kinda changes a team.

At least we shed ourselves of gus, may he find another team in the sec.
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O Really wrote:
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#13 North Carolina > #5 Texas AM (favored by 6 7.5). 8:00 PM ET ESPN.
I heard pundits talking about how many UNC players are missing, but I haven't bothered looking it up. Oh well.
It's probably true. They don't usually have to make up an excuse to fold in the big ones.
Who knows? The announcers say that UNC's last appearance in a major Bowl was in 1950. :)
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Vrede too wrote:
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#13 North Carolina > #5 Texas AM (favored by 6 7.5). 8:00 PM ET ESPN.
I heard pundits talking about how many UNC players are missing, but I haven't bothered looking it up. Oh well.
It's probably true. They don't usually have to make up an excuse to fold in the big ones.
Who knows? The announcers say that UNC's last appearance in a major Bowl was in 1950. :)
I guess that depends on one's definition of "major" bowl. But certainly they have never been a feared opponent.

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... The announcers say that UNC's last appearance in a major Bowl was in 1950. :)
I guess that depends on one's definition of "major" bowl. But certainly they have never been a feared opponent.
New Year's Six, I'm pretty sure. Idk what the announcers were thinking. UNC beat Auburn 16–10 in the December 31, 2001 Peach Bowl. That was their last major Bowl.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Car ... Bowl_games

Oh man, UNC hung in there for 56 minutes, then got killed by dropped passes and TAMU off-tackle runs.
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Guess I'm rooting for all underdogs today. It probably won't go well.
As predicted. :(
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"...you gotta know when to fold 'em"

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"...you gotta know when to UNC will fold 'em"
;)
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"...you gotta know when to UNC will fold 'em"
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:24 pm
Certainly ok with the Cat Pans going down

But a Bama Buckeye championship game?

Will anyone care? I know I don't.
:yawn: Go :yawn: OSU :yawn: , underdog :yawn: by :yawn: 8.5 :yawn: .

https://www.vegasinsider.com/college-fo ... las-vegas/

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I don't bet on sports, except for the occasional March Madness pool, and know very little about handicapping. But still, I had an idea. I've generally found it silly that handicappers set the spread then blame a team for "not covering." It's always "unexpected injury" or "unusually bad day" or whatever - never "boy, we blew that one." So if that's the way it is to be, let's make it mean something. For each game, there is a spread. So if Alabama is favored by 8.5, then they have to win by that or more or they actually lose and Buckeyes get the trophy. A team's season record is based not on wins from raw data, but wins against the spread. There would need to be some impartial statistical way to establish the spread, but it's probably possible. No more complicated than the current ranking/"playoff" eligibility formulae.

Yeah, I'm just joking, mostly, but that's the way it is in bowling and golf. Why not football?

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Go Buckeyes!

F Bama!


It's something to watch tonight.....
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Go Buckeyes!

F Bama!


It's something to watch tonight.....
Yeah, not really.
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Yeah, not really.
I kept track of the score but didn't watch any of it, perhaps for the first time in years.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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Yeah, not really.
I kept track of the score but didn't watch any of it, perhaps for the first time in years.
Watched the first quarter and it was interesting. Started flipping in the second and by halftime it was unwatchable.
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Watched the first quarter and it was interesting. Started flipping in the second and by halftime it was unwatchable.
I did see an amazing replay of one of Heisman winning DeVonta Smith's grabs.
12 REC, 215 YDS, 17.9 AVG, 3 TD, LONG 44
Wow.
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Watched the first quarter and it was interesting. Started flipping in the second and by halftime it was unwatchable.
I did see an amazing replay of one of Heisman winning DeVonta Smith's grabs.
12 REC, 215 YDS, 17.9 AVG, 3 TD, LONG 44
Wow.
In the first half.....
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O Really wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 am
Buckeyes rock!
It would appear that by getting pasted by Clemson and Alabama, Notre Dame may have been a bit of a poser.
Silver lining: Clemson is the team that got pasted by the team that got pasted by Alabama. Hah! Po' lurking 1 FAT CAN, awww.
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